Gerscape Ger Interior
Escape into the wild of the Mongolian steppe. It is quite a different adventure than any else you may encounter in north Asia. There are few or no sealed roads. Travel is by Russian 4WD vehicle or van, on horseback, by yak or camel cart.
Apart from your stay in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, your accommodation is likely to be a traditional ger (yurt), rather than a hotel. 50 Degrees North has partnered with the local Mongolian outfit Nomadic Journeys to provide you the best experience there is in Mongolia.
Nomadic Journeys manage a number of environmentally sustainable, and low impact ger camps in five locations across Mongolia.
The camps are commercially run by local Mongolian herding families providing valuable employment and a steady income for the local community. They are not homestays disrupting the everyday life of local families, but ger camps set up away from the private life of the locals.
Mongolia lends itself well to a very relaxing holiday with little moving about. Our Gerscape stays provide perfect escapes away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and visiting and staying at one camp for a longer period is the way to go.
We find that there is little point in moving around too much in Mongolia, as landscapes won’t change that much from camp to camp.
See Rams and Camels in Ikh Nart
Choose the one that looks most appealing to you, stay longer and get a more in-depth local experience in one location. Get to know the locals, ride with them, drink ‘airag’ (fermented mares milk) or vodka with them and get stuck into the everyday chores of a herding family.
If you happen to be travelling in Mongolia in mid July make sure you combine your visit with the Ulaanbaatar Naadam Games, which take place each year from 10-12 July in the capital. Although busy, this is an experience not to be missed.
If you are travelling from Beijing to Moscow by train along the Trans Mongolian Railway, a stop in UB is a must, and so is a ger camp stay. You can’t really claim to have experienced the real Mongolia until you have spent some days out on the steppe or into the taiga of countryside Mongolia.
Join us for a wild and wonderful tour of Mongolia.
Red Rock Ger Camp (img: Birgitta Borg)